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Former NBA MVP James Harden has humiliated many defenders throughout his prestigious career. That’s already known. What we don’t see too often is Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo prove to be useless on that end of the court.

Having earned All-Defensive First Team honors last season, Oladipo remains one of the best perimeter defenders in the game.

Unfortunately for the rising star, Harden took him to task early in Monday’s game between the Pacers and Houston Rockets.



Just check out Harden almost literally shake Oladipo out of his shoes while stepping back and nailing a three-pointer in the process.

Oladipo is lucky nothing more than his pride was hurt on this play.

While the Rockets themselves started slowly out of the gate this season, Harden and Co. have won two consecutive games heading into Monday’s outing against a really good Pacers squad. Harden’s early-game performance had the team up seven in the first.